Cyber Monday: Expand your HomeKit smart home with these deals – AppleInsider
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If you’ve wanted to get started in making your house or apartment into a smart home, here are some great Cyber Monday deals on devices that support HomeKit to bring more automation to your life.
If you’re looking for a big name in smart bulbs, Philips Hue is as big as you can get. Connecting via a bridge, Philips Hue is a vast ecosystem of bulbs that you can fit throughout your home and control from your devices.
The heart of the Philips Hue system is the Smart Hub, which is needed to go between HomeKit and the bulbs. A factory-reconditioned second-generation Smart Hub is available from Woot! for $35, down from the usual price of $60.
Woot! is also selling a large number of factory-reconditioned bulbs, making it a cheap way into the Philips Hue ecosystem This includes the White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit with Hub for $99, which would usually cost $190, and the White 2-Pack of A19 LED Smart Bulbs without the hub for $19.99, down from $25.
The wide range also covers other non-bulb lighting products, such as a reconditioned Smart Motion Sensor for $31, as well as the Hue Smart Light Bar 2-pack for $99.99, and even the Hue Being Pendant Light for $179.99.
Lighting producer LIFX’s Color A19 E26 is a great way to get started with smart lighting, providing 1,110 lumens of light and over 550 billion possible color steps, along with a huge white range from 1,500k to 9,000K. It’s available for $34.98, down from $49.99.
The Clean A19 E26 provides the usual benefits of smart lighting, including a range of colors and control via Siri, but with the inclusion of a HEV mode that uses High Energy Visible LEDs to destroy bacteria in the same way as UV light. They are available for $41.98 instead of $69.99.
For your television, you could add the Z TV Lightstrip 40-inch to the back, providing backlighting and helping protect your eyes. Controllable using Siri and HomeKit, the strip could also be placed anywhere else in the home, such as under cabinets or shelves.
The Z TV Lightstrip is currently priced at $37.99, saving $32.
Meross Bulbs, Switches, and Smart Plugs
Meross’ range of smart home devices cover the gamut of platforms, including support for HomeKit, as well as covering a wide range of device types.
If you want to get started with smart bulbs, the Meross Mart Wi-FI E26 Multi-color LED bulb packs could be a great way to add smart lighting to your home, cheaply. A two-pack costs $21.99 on Amazon, down from $29.99 if you use the on-page coupon, while you could save $10 on a $49.99 four-pack if you’re an Amazon Prime member, making it $39.99 on Amazon.
While you could control those bulbs using Siri, it’s nice to have some tactile switches in the room itself. The Meross Smart Light Switch two-pack is normally $40.99, but for Amazon Prime members, it’s $32.79. Be aware that you need a neutral wire to work with your existing light switch fitting.
If you have lamps and other small devices that you want to remotely turn on and off, then you should look at the company’s collection of smart plugs. The Smart Wi-Fi Dual Plug doubles the number …….